approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ludwig's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ludwig Rudolph comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ludwig Rudolph - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Ludwig Rudolph" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ludwig a little better. This page describes the disguise Rudolph wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Rudolph's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Ludwig Rudolph wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Ludwig Rudolph wants, Ludwig Rudolph usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Ludwig wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Ludwig Rudolph functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Ludwig Rudolph usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Rudolph approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Ludwig Rudolph also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Rudolph. When Ludwig Rudolph commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Ludwig Rudolph is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Ludwig Rudolph as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Ludwig Rudolph also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Ludwig Rudolph identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Ludwig Rudolph as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Ludwig often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Ludwig Rudolph and his objectives. Rudolph might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Ludwig's personality. Rudolph can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Ludwig Rudolph may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Rudolph must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Ludwig Rudolph is. On the other hand, Ludwig Rudolph may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Ludwig that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Ludwig Rudolph may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Ludwig has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Rudolph is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Ludwig lacks the vitality to do so. Ludwig Rudolph tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Neptune